Climate change and shelter

Breakout Group 2

David Stone, ProAct, and Magnus Wolfe Murray, RESET, led a discussion on responding to climate change. They described how all forecasts show an increasing frequency of natural disasters and conflict. The group advocated greater awareness, developing a common language, addressing migration and scenario planning, improving guidance and providing best practice documents. Additionally, embodied energy, reusing and recycling materials, working across sectors and information sharing, and the need for the humanitarian community to showcase sustainable development were considered.


ProAct and RESET agreed to lead the interested participants in the breakout group in:

  • drafting a proposal for an ongoing working group; and
  • reporting progress at the next Shelter Meeting.